On a map, a closed shape defined by a connected sequence of x,y coordinate pairs, where the first and last coordinate pair are the same and all other pairs are unique.

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How to enclose clustered points with polygon?

I have a raster with forest (1), no forest (2) data. "1" is represent single/few trees and there is gaps between them. I want to create a polygon around these trees to a forest map. It is not a dense ...
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gdal_rasterize -at function still won't capture covered pixels properly

I'm currently using the gdal_rasterize tool in bash. My code looks like this: gdal_rasterize -l $(basename $file .shp) -burn 1 -a_nodata 0 -te -180 -90 180 90 -tr 0.1 0.01 -at -ot Byte $file ...
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Assign unique ID to each polygon

I feel like this should be really simple and I am missing something. All I wish to do is assign a unique ID to each polygon since I have multiple identical FID values. In MS excel I would simply type ...
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Identify duplicate polygons to enable removal after reviewing attributes

I wish to label overlapping polygons so that I can manually locate each overlap then review the attributes of each overlapping polygon and decide which suite of attributes to maintain before ...
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Dissolve column based on attribute in another column

I have 3 columns within a polygon layer I'm working with. Column 1 = Landowner, 3 different values Column 2 = Parcel, N different values Column 3 = Management type, 5 different values I would like ...
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Summarize polygon area using another polygon

I have a shapefile representing public/private lands in Montana. This is a multipart shapefile where I've simplified attributes so that #1==private and #0==public. Next I have a shapefile of ...
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How to check Topology in QGIS?

I have two Shapefiles with Polygons ( City and Forerst) Is there a Plugin who is able check the topology (QGIS)? Like "Knots do not overlap" or something like that? I dont want that they overlap. ...
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Splitting landcover polygons (parcels) into equal sizes, while retaining road access for all?

I would like to split landcover polygons which surround a road polygon into equal sizes, while ALL resulting polygons should have access to the road! Is there any chance to do this automatically? ...
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Enter 4 Coordinates and get a Polygon QGIS

Is it possible to enter 4 Coordinates for getting a Polygon. I have to Clip lots of exact rectangles and i was just wondering wether you know a plugin. Thanks a lot danke! Alex
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How to take polygon centroid in Postgis

I have table with column name,Latitude and Longitude.I want to update this with polygon name and its centroid latitude longitude.I know there is a function in postgis st_centroid(geometry). But I want ...
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How to avoid holes in polygons from lines?

I am trying to convert a dataset of lines that contains the coast of New Zealand into a big polygon. However using the vector -> geometry tools -> lines to polygon command in Quantum GIS results in a ...
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Finding centrelines from polygons?

I was wondering if there is a way to create centre lines from polygons in QGIS? I have a polygon layer, but ideally need the centrelines as a separate file. Thanks, Alan
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Creating polygon based on spatial extent in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there anyway that I can input: The Coordinates System (projected is OK) The bounding box and create a rectangle polygon based on these?
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Postgis error on select all intersetcs of a polygon [closed]

i can get all polygon on intersects this:-7.9245860488441 -37.122384500713,-7.9245860488441 -37.11904223938,-7.9233955716106 -37.1187601948 SELECT * FROM propriedades WHERE ST_Intersects( ...
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How to create a generalized polygon layer from a raster?

I have a tiff file where I have extracted vegetation in a height interval from LIDAR. At the moment the picture is kind of blurry with no data cells between vegetated cells. I would like to create a ...
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How can I get my Qgis area calculations in metres rather than degrees? My shapefiles are projected using WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud

I am using Qgis 1.7.4 to calculate the area of polygons. My shapefiles have been projected using the coordinate system WGS 1984 UTM fuseau 35 Sud, but my area calculations are still displayed in ...
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How to do a spatial join if QGIS 1.8 keeps crashing?

I am trying to perform a simple spatial join (adding polygon data to points) in QGIS 1.8: target vector: points join vector: polygons take attributes of first located feature keep all records ...
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How to make a minimal distance matrix for polygons using QGIS?

I have a set of polygons and I want to find minimal distances between the edge of each pair of them. It's similar task as in this question: How to find the minimum edge to edge distance of polygons? ...
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Software for building non-overlapping sets of polygons?

We have multiple populations of patients spread out over geographic distances. For each population, we want users to easily define non-overlapping polygons. The outer borders are likely to be U.S ...
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How to estimate the average width of a sidewalk? [duplicate]

I have a table with two polygons representing urban block with and without the sidewalk: geomBlock and geomBlockWithSidewalk. On my city we can approximate the polygons of geomBlockWithSidewalk to a ...
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How to interpolate into polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

I need to interpolate values from points to polygons. I have a point shapefile and a shapefile of adjacent polygons. Some polygons get several points falling inside, some have nothing. I thought ...
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How to query points that fall outside their designated regions?

I have a shapefile with 250 points. Each point has a region attribute. In another shapefile I have all the possible regions with their names (it is polyline geometry). Unfortunately the coordinates ...
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How to convert a polygon to a grid of polygons using QGIS?

For example, the city of Rotterdam represented as a hexagonal grid.
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Export selected raster cells to polygon

I have selected certain values in a raster (roughly 1000 cells), and would like to export them to be able to create a polygon. Converting it to points first then to polygons does not work. Can anyone ...
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Proper way to rbind SpatialPolygonsDataFrames with identical polygon IDs?

What's the proper R idiom for rbinding SPDFs together when the IDs overlap? Note that here (as is often the case) the IDs are basically meaningless so it's pretty annoying that I can't just make ...
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What is the best open-source web mapping solution for handling 3000+ polygons

I have 3000+ polygons which represent watersheds (18 main watersheds). At the first stage all the 18 watershed will show and their list will be placed in the left sidebar. If any user mouse over the ...
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How to perform spatial queries on polygons in mongodb?

I will build a GIS system based on polygons, not just points. I wanted to use mongodb or postgis. how do this in mongodb? Query A - get the center of a polygon Query B - distance between two ...
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Splitting worldwide roads into multiple road datasets with less than threshold number of features?

I want to split a worldwide 'road dataset' into multiple grids/blocks-extents, depending on the amount of features resides in that block-extent. If the amount of features(inside that block) is still ...
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How to smooth large vector polygons from Raster

I have a landuse classification raster file (6 classes) of a large area. But I need it in vector polygons so I vectorised it. No problem so far, but the result is - of course - that every pixel is ...
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Selecting proper polygon

Currently doing a final project for school on ARCMAP 10. I have a set of unsuitable and suitable buffers over a big area which is Quebec City, Canada. The final potential sites give me areas between ...
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How can I get the corners of a polygon in latitude and longitude?

How can I get the corners of a polygon -a square/rectangle, to be precise- in latitude-longitude format by using its geom value -or some other way, perhaps-? Thanks.
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World country borders in polygon geometry format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I get territories data? Is there some source I can get all world countries polygon geometry points with latitude and longitude? I find it for USA states but ...
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How to digitize polygons from georeferenced raster file

I used QGIS to georeference a raster file of a custom US map. The map has features which are not strictly defined by state borders. I would like to digitize the map by creating contiguous borders for ...
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Algorithm for splitting polygons/polylines into multiple sections at 180° E/W

I have code (in C++) that draws various polygons on a map that uses a cylindrical projection (typically Mercator, sometimes Miller Equidistant if you want to be precise). For simple polygons, curves ...
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how to automate changing polygon's shape while keeping its area the same and limiting deviation from orginal centroid? [closed]

I have a polygon that was digitized based upon visually interpreting underlying values of rasters/vectors that represent a natural environment (soil type, surface roughness, slope, elevation, ...
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Area-weighted rasterising of polygon data

I'm looking for any GIS tool to do detailed rasterising of polygons. I've checked GDAL's gdal_rasterize command (and API), and ArcGIS's Polygon to Raster tool, but they only rasterise 1 attribute per ...
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cant find point/polygon intersect using qgis (windows only)

below i describe the method i am using. i have 2 machines: 1 ubuntu linux, qgis 1.4 - intersection works 2 WIN xp, qgis 1.8 - intersection dows not work hopefully, someone will ...
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How to calculate the area of a polygon considering the relief?

I work in a fire department and i'm mapping all the fires that occur in my area, creating polygons that represent burnt areas. my problem is that the values are not accurate... for instance, arcgis ...
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In DIVA GIS how can I change the polygon co-ordinates of a .shp file?

I am using polygon layers from various sources to create species distribution maps however some of the layers have different polygon coordinates to others, therefore I cannot use them together as ...
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How do I split polygons that cross the dateline?

I have a dataset of country borders which I obtained from: http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php/ I have that dataset in both shp and SQL, but I'll put out there that I don't feel ...
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table of polygon centroids

Given a polygon layer, census tracts, how can I generate a table of centroid coordinates in QGIS, or add columns with the centroid coordinates or generate a new layer of polygon centroid points?
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Find Duplicate Polygons Algorithm

I have a group of polygons. My objective is to find the duplicate polygons from these group of polygons. Using NetTopologySuite(A c# port of JTS), it is possible to compare two geometires and check ...
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Reducing Polygons [closed]

I am merging several data sources into one final answer via a fishnet. My problem is I have landcoverage with multiple attributes unioned to a fishnet. Now I want to eliminate the smaller polygons ...
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How to split features?

I would like to split a shapefile in qgis according to how the polygons overlaps. Don't know how to though? See pic for explanation:
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Updating Polygon Geometries in master shapefile with detailed boundaries using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a shapefile which contains the approximate boundaries for sites that are being worked on (thousands) in polygons, each with a reference number and additional detail in the attribution. I have ...
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Convert shapefile in NAD27 from meters to decimal degrees to match xy data?

I have a shapefile of a boundary (polygon) that has the following projection: NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_11N Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.00000000 False_Northing: ...
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Permanently setting polygon/polyline segment length using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to create a several hundred polygons in ArcGIS 10, each of which may have up to several hundred vertices. For consistency sake I would like each line segment in these polygons to be of a ...
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Identify Polygons on raster image

I have OS street view mapping as raster images. Is it possible (without the obvious of tracing each dwelling) to identify all polygons on each tile. To clarify, My ultimate aim is to produce a ...
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Copy a polygon geometry in Arcpy

This to me sounded very simple so I am probably missing something basic here. What I need to do is to create a copy of a polygon shapefile to a new shapefile with slightly different attributes. Where ...
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How can i select a polygon in MS SQL 2008

I am very new to MS SQL 2008. I got a task to select a polygon from the polygon layer by giving the X-Y coordinates. I already got the script for PostgreSQL for the same thing, but i need it for MS ...